When you are in public and you start to feel alone, put your hands behind your head and step away from the phone.”
I’m sure by now you have heard of the sad news, RIP Robin Williams.
In 2012, approximately 2.8 million people, or 10.1% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported symptoms consistent with at least one of six mental or substance use disorders in the past 12 months. (www.statcan.gc.ca)
We can be surrounded by many people, yet feel alone. It doesn’t ‘matter whether you are a rich and famous celebrity, a student going back to school, a young professional doing the 9-5, sadness and depression can hit us at any given time.
This video is something I came across a while ago and it’s something I want to share it with you now. It is a reminder that despite the shows that can make us laugh, the apps that occupy our time and even regular conversations we have online, nothing beats personal interaction. If you are feeling depressed, please speak to someone.
It is ironic that technology created a hub that is meant to bring us together despite the distance (chat/group invites/etc), yet it is the very same platform that creates the distance.
“Give people your love, don’t give them your like…go out into the world, leave distractions behind.”